Tips for Keeping Your Braces Clean

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Cleaning Braces

A longtime orthodontist based in the San Francisco Bay area, William Fay, DDS, operates his private practice in South San Francisco. William Fay, DDS, diagnoses and treats patients, many of whom require braces as part of their treatment.

Dental braces are used to align and straighten teeth. Once you have braces, it is important to keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible. The additional structures on the teeth provide more surfaces for bacteria to grow, which can damage surrounding areas. As such, you will need to spend more time brushing each individual tooth, making sure to brush each tooth from multiple angles.

In addition to brushing, flossing plays an important role in keeping your teeth clean. While many patients find regular waxed floss effective, some patients prefer to add floss threaders, which help them reach tight spaces between their teeth. Some orthodontists recommend water flossers, which use a high-pressure stream of water to clean between teeth.


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William Fay DDS.

Possessing dental offices in South San Francisco, American Canyon, and Mountain View, California, William Fay, DDS, serves as a leading figure in orthodontic care throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Fay draws on four decades of experience in the dental field. He continues to advance his knowledge of the field, staying up to date on the latest techniques and technologies. Most recently, Dr. William Fay has embraced the use of the In-Ovation-C system braces, which gently straightens teeth. As a result, treatment is generally quicker, requires fewer office visits, and allows patients to smile confidently, even during treatment. In order to ensure that every patient receives high-quality care, regardless of their financial status, William Fay, DDS, offers convenient payment plans with little or no interest. He gives patients the opportunity to express what kind of payments they can afford to make each month, then does his best to accommodate those needs. In extreme circumstances, Dr. Fay has even offered treatments at no cost to the patient. Passionate about helping those in need, he makes sure anyone who wants top quality orthodontic care is able to receive it. In addition to his professional endeavors, Dr. William Fay serves as Director of Pacific Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate group. He oversees all operations at the firm, which focuses on commercial and industrial real estate throughout California. He has also been Vice President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, a team of seven consultants charged with planning community development in San Francisco. In this role, he worked directly with the Mayor and City Council on various community issues, including transportation, land use, and neighborhood planning.

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